Breaking Down the Best: Seniors Ranked 31-40

Syosset's Hopkins-bound attackman Alex Concannon (Photo by Newsday)

Syosset’s Hopkins-bound attackman Alex Concannon (Photo by Newsday)

A class jam-packed with top offensive recruits, the class of 2015 features gobs of players who have been putting on a show in the previous spring and summer seasons. Piggybacking yesterday’s look at players 41-50, here’s more on those ranked 31-40 in Inside Lacrosse‘s Top 50 Senior Rankings.

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31. A.J. Barretto, G, St. Paul’s (Md.)
Affiliation: Maryland Lacrosse Club
Commitment: Army

Coming into St. Paul’s as the most hyped goalie since former Princeton 4x All-American Scott Bacigalupo in the 90’s, Barretto has progressed steadily and has plenty of confidence heading into his senior year.While undersized, he’s always game for big time save performances, especially during his run to MVP honors at the Under Armour underclass games. Once referred to as weaknesses, his clears and communication have now become strong suits of his game. Absolute steal for Joe Alberici’s Army Black Knights, who will use his skill set from day one.

32. Timmy Phillips, M, Episcopal (Va.)
Affiliation: Blackwolf
Commitment: Notre Dame

An excellent two-way midfielder, the former No. 5 sophomore has built a pretty strong list of credentials over the years, including a 79-point junior season that also included 101 groundballs. Great in transition and when shooting on the run, Phillips is constantly able to make his presence felt, though he’ll have to work on overall consistency. The Fighting Irish will love to have an athlete like Phillips, who could begin at d-middie before moving over to offense.

33. John Daniggelis, M, Smithtown East (N.Y.)
Affiliation: Team Smithtown
Commitment: Yale

This is the type of athlete who could very well dominate in the Ivy League. A polished quarterback for the Bulls’ football squad the last few years, Daniggelis always captained them on the lacrosse field on their way to the program’s first county title. Dangerous in the middle of the field and when dodging the alleys, he’s a leader with a heavy outside shot. Where he takes an East squad packed with young talent will be enjoyable to watch in 2015.

34. Colton Rupp, A, Landon (Md.)
Affiliation: Blackwolf
Commitment: Cornell

A lights out finisher who needs to be accounted for off-ball at all times, Rupp threw down an impressive 44 goals and 14 assists last spring to lead the Bears in points. Also a captain and standout in both football and hockey, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete is dangerous inside and can dodge if called upon, finishing a high percentage of his opportunities. He has enough upside and IQ to be a key cog for the Big Red – who will use him like they did Steve Mock – right off the bat.

35. Henry Grass, A, Bronxville (N.Y.)
Affiliation: FCA
Commitment: Johns Hopkins

When you break the 300-point mark before your junior season ends, that makes a pretty hefty statement about what type of player you are. A big body for the Broncos, Grass is a reliable finisher with a lot of excellent tools and athleticism, tending to perform better when the spotlight’s on. With 55 goals and 27 assists as a junior during the Broncos’ run to the New York Class C title, he needs six points to own the school’s all-time record. Touching up his IQ and continuing to develop before he joins his older brother at Hopkins will be crucial.

36. Carter Flaig, A, St. Paul’s (Md.)
Affiliation: Chesapeake Rock
Commitment: Princeton

He was far from an unknown, but one could argue that Carter Flaig was the MIAA’s breakthrough player of the year, as the crafty attackman put up monstrous numbers for the Crusaders. Flaig consistently scored highlight reel goals that would make Chris Bates blush, creating separation with his dodges and continuing to keep his feet moving on the way to the cage. With IL’s No. 4 recruit Mikey Wynne now at Notre Dame, he’ll be even more of a marked man in the spring of 2015, but has what it takes to carry the load.

37. Colin Reder, G, Episcopal Academy (Pa.)
Affiliation: Duke’s LC
Commitment: North Carolina

Blessed with tremendously quick hands and reaction time in cage, Reder has had plenty of valuable experience as a starter, having a huge sophomore year before excelling in split duties with a Penn recruit last year. In the summer, Reder was undoubtedly the X-factor for Philly’s underclass team at Under Armour, sparking the city of Brotherly Love whenever he was in between the pipes. Once he arrives in Chapel Hill, the goalie competition will get interesting.

38. Alex Concannon, A, Syosset (N.Y.)
Affiliation: SweetLax
Commitment: Johns Hopkins

Question him for his size if you’d like. When you have the speed, toughness and nasty hands that Concannon possesses, it may not even matter. A confident carrier who can turn the corner with the best of them, he continues to show his versatility, something that the LI product first showed up on his way to a MVP performance at the 2012 Maverik Showtime All-Star Game. The fact that he’s fleet of foot helps him tremendously in transition and in the riding game as well. His lack of height will raise eyebrows, but Concannon is probably too talented to keep on the sidelines for very long.

39. Mikey Herring, A, Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
Affiliation: NESLL
Commitment: Virginia

The son of a coach, the lacrosse IQ that Herring brings to the table is incredibly strong and a quality that allows him to make a lot of things happen. As a junior for the Winged Beavers of Avon, he notched 31 goals and 47 assists. At the Under Armour Underclass games, he stepped up well and put together some nice outings, showing fearlessness and foot speed on the way to the cage. Nice future building block for the Wahoos at attack.

40. Jack Halpert, LSM, Gilman (Md.)
Affiliation: Maryland Lacrosse Club
Commitment: North Carolina

The Greyhounds have always produced remarkably talented defensemen and Halpert fits that billing, wreaking havoc in the middle of the field with his longstick. Awesome on the wings and transition, he’s a groundball machine who knows what to do when the ball’s in his stick and always provides a spark. Could be poised for a huge year with Tech before beginning his career at Carolina, projecting very well in the fast style of play that the ACC is known for.

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